Education Psychology

Education Psychology

  1. Module Title: Education Psychology
  2. Module Prefix/Number: ED 345 / PSYC 358
  3. Credit Hours: Three (3)
  4. Description: Teachers help students learn, develop, and realize their potential. To become successful in their craft, teachers need to learn how to establish high-quality relationships with their students, and they need to learn how to implement instructional strategies that promote students’ learning, development, and potential. To prepare pre-service teachers for the profession, the study of educational psychology can help them to better understand their students and better understand their process of teaching.
  5. Student Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course students will have:
    Learning outcomes
    The learner will:
    Assessment criteria
    The learner can:
    1. Have knowledge of what is learning and teaching, reflective practice as a teacher or when one is in the role of teaching, the developmental domains in human development, theories of development and learning. 1.1. Define basic concepts in reflective practice and use of research in improving teaching.
    1.2. State ethical issues in educational research.
    1.3. Define basic concepts in theories of development and learning.
    2. Understand the theories of development and learning and their application on the learner and learning, as well as on the teacher and teaching; including the need for appropriate classroom management. 2.1. Identify the key factors that influence effective learning in children and adolescence.
    2.2. Identify the tenets of the various theories of development in relation to learning and teaching.
    2.3. Describe the strategies for learning and appropriate classroom management in order to set up a conducive learning environment and to mitigate problem behaviors in the learning situation.
    3. Apply and analyze the concepts in educational psychology to the classroom or any teaching context, which impacts on both the learner and the teacher, including learners with special needs. 3.1. Interpret learning needs of diverse learners.
    3.2. Discuss classroom strategies to facilitate learning.
    3.3. Explain how the theories aid in understanding and planning of teaching to impact on learning
  6. Grading Scale: Your letter grade in this course will be determined by calculating your score on all assignments and exams as a percentage of the total possible score, on a standard grading scale:
    Your Letter Grade Your Score as % of Total
    A 90–100
    B 80-89
    C 70-79
    D 60-69
    F 0-59

    Assignments 40%

    There will be two assignments. The student is required to answer a series of short answer questions, taken from the text, and turn them into the instructor, the following week. Each attracts 20% of total module grade.

    Assignment (Essay) 20%

    Students are also required to turn in an essay assignment.

    Guidelines for the essay assignment

    • At least 5 pages
    • The assignment should be typed using Times New Roman, 12-point size, double spaced, and 1” margins
    • The assignment should be edited for spelling and grammar
    • References to be provided using the APA guidelines

    Exam 40%

    There is a final exam (40%) consisting of short answer questions. The exam will be based on material covered in the lecture notes and textbook readings.

  7. Topic
    • Educational psychology for learning and teaching
    • Emerging skills
    • Cognitive development
    • Social, emotional and moral development
    • Behavioral views of learning
    • Cognitive explanations of learning
    • Humanist approaches to learning
    • Motivation and engagement
    • Intelligence and creativity
    • Learning support needs and inclusive education
    • Assessment and reporting
    • Creating a positive classroom
    • Sociocultural factors in the learning process
    • Information and communication technology (ICT) in learning and teaching

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